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Shrewsbury to bring 3,000

Filed: Tuesday, 16th January 2018
By: Staff Writer

Shrewsbury Town have sold in the region of 3,000 tickets for tonight's FA Cup 3rd round replay against West Ham.

The League One club - whose average home gate at New Meadow numbers around 6,000 - are set to bring the large contingent of travelling fans to London for tonight's tie, following the goalless draw in the first encounter 10 days ago.

And midfielder Ben Godfrey believes they can help his unfancied side upset the odds and secure victory at the Olympic Stadium this evening. "All season the support has been top class," he told shrewsburytown.com.

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"They have travelled hundreds of miles across the country, so I take my hat off to them. 3,000 to West Ham is unbelievable, especially on a Tuesday night, so I would like to say thank you to all them.

"Itís not going to be easy, but we go there confident and we will see what we can do. The chance to to play at the London Stadium doesnít come around often so we are going to enjoy it, but weíve got a job to do.

"Itís definitely one of the biggest stadiums Iíve played in, but thereís no pressure and Iím going to enjoy it. It might be a big occasion but Iím going to have fun and do my best out there to get a result."

Despite the vast disparity between the two clubs in terms of finances and stature, Godfrey maintains that Paul Hurst's side - currently second in League One behind leaders Wigan Athletic - have what it takes to knock the Hammers off their lofty Premier League perch.

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"We were a little bit gutted after the game at home because if we had taken our chances it probably would have been a totally different game," he added.

"We might have put two or three past them. It might not be like that this time around, but we will go there, give our all and it will be good if we can get a result.

"We know how good we are and it will make a big statement if we do go to a Premier League side and get a result. We more than matched them last time, so I donít see why we canít do that again."

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